Top destinations in the Philippines

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Caramoan island beach aerial view

Caramoan Islands

Camarines Sur
Known as the Emerging Paradise of the Pacific because of its alluring white and pink sand beaches, enchanting flora and fauna.
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El Nido Big Lagoon & limestones cliff

El Nido

Palawan
El Nido is home to one of the most mesmerizing sceneries you can ever experience. With its lagoons filled with soothing clear waters, it is renowned for its white-sand beaches, beautiful coral reefs, and a plethora of activities on the island.
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Early morning view of Mayon Volcano

Mayon Volcano Natural Park

Albay
The Mayon Volcano is located at Legazpi, Albay in the Bicol region. Mt. Mayon is also referred to by the locals as “Bulkang Magayon” which means “beautiful volcano.”
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Banaue Rice terraces

Banaue Rice Terraces

Nueva Vizcaya
Located in the mountainous Banaue in Ifugao province, the Banaue Rice Terraces is a peaceful and majestic cultural heritage built more than 2000 years ago.
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Aerial View of Tulang Diot Island, Camotes

Camotes Islands

Cebu
The beauty of nature emanates from the various beaches and farms found in Camotes. You can bask in the warmth of the tropical sunshine while sipping a cold bottle of booze.
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Tanay Rizal mountain view

Tanay

Rizal
Tanay, Rizal is a perfect place to escape from the busy hustles in the metro. It offers a unique dimension that may be extra attractive for outdoor junkies and nature lovers. Here’s a quick guide on why Tanay, Rizal should be your next go-to place when you’re stressed.
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Sohoton Cove in Bucas Grande, Siargao

Siargao Island

Surigao Del Norte
Beautiful white sand beaches, clear waters, exotic wildlife, large mangrove forests, enchanting lagoons... Siargao has it all!
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Kalanggaman powdery white sand

Kalanggaman Island

Leyte
Kalanggaman Island is renowned for its clear blue waters, white pulverulent sand, and its elongated sandbars that surround both sides of the majestic island.
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Manila Cathedral, Intramuros Manila

Intramuros

Metro Manila
Also known as the Walled City, Intramuros was built by the Spaniards more than 400 years ago and served as the Spanish government’s seat during its colonization in the Philippines.
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Hundred Islands Alaminos Pangasinan Aerial View

Hundred Islands

Pangasinan
One of the most beautiful tourist attractions in the Philippines, Hundred Islands is world-famous for good reasons
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Tagaytay picnic groove

Tagaytay

Cavite
Tagaytay is blessed with lush scenery, a cold climate, and numerous attractions, making it perfect for spontaneous trips and vacation getaways.
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Pagudpud beach blue sea aerial view

Pagudpud

Ilocos Norte
Pagudpud will take your breath away with its luscious beaches, seas, green hills, rice paddies, and even historical sites. Aside from the astonishing sites, Ilocanos will give you their warm welcome and hospitality as you enjoy your stay.
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Marlboro country in Batanes Island

Batanes Island

Batanes
Batanes is also one of the 19 places in the Philippines to be part of the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List. UNESCO entitled Batanes as “Batanes Protected Landscapes and Seascapes.”
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Chocolate hills green forest in Bohol

Chocolate Hills

Bohol
Known for its uniquely shaped group of hills, Chocolate Hills offers an extraordinary landscape on the island of Bohol.
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Aerial shot coastal beach

Calicoan Island

Eastern Samar
Calicoan Island is situated in a town in Guiuan that is located in the Eastern Samar province. The Island is bounded by Leyte Gulf on the west side and the Pacific Ocean on the east side. The place comes with rich biodiversity.
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Where is the best tourist spot in the Philippines?

Philippines consists of over 7,000 islands that are continuously changing over time. This means that there are many places to visit in the Philippines! You will be surprised by how many destinations you can go to. However, there are places on top destinations in the Philippines that make noise globally.

 

Top destinations in the Philippines

 

Boracay Island

Do you want to take a break? Boracay is the perfect place to chill! With its famous white sand and vibrant environments, you’ll feel that you’re in paradise. It is also known as the beach capital of the Philippines. Due to its popularity not only to the locals but especially to foreigners.

Banaue Rice Terraces

Not a fan of water? Do you love nature? Banaue Rice Terraces is perfect for you! It is the “Eight Wonder of the World”. This marvelous destination is the result of the work of the indigenous people of Banaue. You can almost feel the cloud at this high point.

This 2,000 years old gem is located in the Ifugao mountains. The history of this beauty is truly worth the trip!

Coron Island

Coron equals paradise! Boasting its turquoise water that you can only see in photos. Rock formations are also popular here. When you see this marvelous place, you will never want to leave. The water depth ranges from 3 meters to 42 meters which is perfect for snorkeling and diving.

Aside from its unreal water, deep beneath its waters lie preserved shipwrecks. This is just a great adventure for diving enthusiasts.

 

Activities to do in the Philippines

 

Island Hopping

With the many islands in the Philippines, island hopping is first on the list. With the crystal clear water, the beaches offer as well as the white sands you’ll surely get enough. While you’re on island hopping, you’ll be able to see rock formations and limestones. All these are picture perfect!

Hiking

The Philippines is at the Pacific Ring of Fire which means that volcanic mountains are common. You may think that it’s dangerous but once you see the views you’ll forget you’re in a volcano. Since most beaches are near the mountains, it’s easy and accessible. There are different hiking trails suitable for beginners to experts.

Aside from many places to visit in the Philippines, there are also a lot of things to do. Make sure that you have the energy to enjoy and do all these!

FAQ's

When should I visit the Philippines?

The best time to visit the Philippines is from December to February. During these times, the temperatures are not as hot as other months and typhoons are still not active. You’ll experience a pretty dry season.

Is it cheap to travel to the Philippines?

Yes. Travelers who are on a budget can survive and travel well in the Philippines. The exchange rate of $1 USD is Php 50. There are many affordable you can find here starting at $35.

Do people speak English in the Philippines?

Yes. Most Filipinos can speak and understand English. You won’t worry about getting around because English is widely spoken.

Is giving a tip a norm?

No. Tips are highly-appreciated but most restaurants already incorporate a service charge in their bills.

Is it safe in the Philippines?

Yes it is very safe but foreigners still have to be wary and cautious. Robbery is common in crowded places.

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